Herb Formulas Notebook

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

Improve Vision with Rehmannia Pill

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Source: Scrutiny of the Precious Jade Case (1642)
Author: Fu Ren-Yu

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Kidney and Liver Yin deficiency

Key Symptoms: Blurry or diminished vision
Secondary Symptoms: Soreness and weakness in the lower back and knees, hot palms and soles, lightheadedness, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, impaired hearing, tinnitus, chronic dry and sore throat, toothache, spontaneous or nocturnal emissions, night sweats, nocturea, difficult or excessive urination, hard stools, reduced menstrual flow, loss of libido, impotence, premature ejaculation

Tongue: Red with scanty coating, dry, maybe cracked
Pulse: Rapid, thin

Shu Di Huang 12g
Sheng Di Huang 6g
Shan Zhu Yu 6g
Shan Yao 6g
Fu Ling 6g
Mu Dan Pi 6g
Ze Xie 6g
Chai Hu 6g
Fu Shen 6g
Dang Gui 6g
Wu Wei Zi 6g

Preparation: Originally ground into powder and formed into small pills with 9g taken three times daily. Can also be prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Enriches Yin, nourishes the Liver and Kidneys, improves vision

Contraindications: Spleen deficiency with white greasy tongue coating indicating difficulty digesting rich, cloying herbs, Heat patterns due to External pathogens

Modification of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan. Is more effective in nourishing the Blood and treating eye disorders than Qi Ju Di Huang Wan.

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.